On this day: August 7

POSTED: 02:38 PM PDT Aug 06, 2012    UPDATED: 11:00 PM PDT Aug 06, 2016 

The Purple Heart is born, a comic legend dies, a man on a wire goes for a stroll a quarter of a mile above the sidewalks of Manhattan, and U.S. embassies in Africa are targeted in a terrorist attack, all on this day.

OTD August 7 - Don Larsen
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Library of Congress

1929: Former baseball player Don Larsen is born in Michigan City, Indiana. He would go on to pitch the only perfect game in MLB postseason and World Series history when he did so for the New York Yankees against the Brooklyn Dodgers in Game 5 of the 1956 World Series.


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